The dizzy feeling, the sleepless nights, the endless conversations, the butterflies in your belly. Oh yes, love has arrived and big time! The special one is definitely not just anybody, they mean the world to you and you know it damn well, but what about the age-old tradition, the formal proposal? Your partner could be head over heels in love with you, but it wouldn’t be complete without expressing it in so many words. This ritual is attached with so much anticipation and anxiety, the feeling could make you heady.
So, here we are in this season of love to talk about a few places in India where the special moment could be made even more legendary, thus would surely have the dream-like quality to be passed on for generations. How would you want to see your partner blush, with these naturally romantic places as the backdrop? Being in the right place, on the right time, for the right purpose will only heighten your chances of striking the right chord and the arrow by cupid too. So here we go!
1. TREK THE WAY TO HER HEART AND CAMP NEAR EROS LAKE.
With a little bit of effort, you can reach the Eros lake at Chembra Peak, near Kerala. Located at 1,398 meters above the sea level, this naturally made symbol of love is sure to sweep her off her feet. There cannot be a better place to talk your heart out, by the side of this unusually romantic lakeside overlooking the mountains and beautiful valley of Western Ghats.
2. UNDER THE FULL MOON SPECTACLE AT RANN OF KUTCH
Saying? I do’ amidst a whitewashed desert that shines as a vast expanse of silver dust on a beautiful moonlit night. If the whole idea makes you ecstatic, then head to Rann of Kutch in Gujarat for that extra-ordinary proposal where nature, beauty and love would make just the right combination for the perfect beginning.
3. IN THE PRESENCE OF ETERNAL LOVE AT TAJ MAHAL
Talking about love and India, there’s no way you can skip the Taj Mahal, but a proposal amongst hordes of noisy people will definitely kill the feel of the moment. So, another beautiful way to have this wonder of the world as the backdrop, sans the crowd, is the ruins of Agra fort overlooking the Taj Mahal. The emperor Shah Jahan was also imprisoned in this fort, with a view of the tomb made in the memory of his beloved. Too romantic, isn’t it! Take cues from this eternal love story and there could be another in making.
4. EXPLORE THE WILD TRAIL IN RANTHAMBORE
If your partner is a nature enthusiast then this wild safari would just be the place for a romantic getaway like never before. The terrain of Ranthambore has elements of serenity and wildlife infused in one, while you track down the royal creatures and spending some quiet time listening to nothing but rustling leaves. If you are planning to express your love in the woods, then these forests are sure to charm and woo your partner into a lifetime romantic adventure.
5. AFLOAT THE WATERS OF HEAVEN AT DAL LAKE
Kashmir has been a favourite for Bollywood retro movies and cradle for a number of love stories, owing credit to its incredible beauty and exotic locales. There’s love in the air always and it still hasn’t lost its old world charm. Shikaras are one of the most romantic places to stay and more so express love in this heaven on earth. If you want to add a personal touch, get the shikara decorated with flowers and she will be more than flattered.
6. WATCH THE ETHEREAL SUNSET FROM UDAIPUR LAKE PALACE
Udaipur is rated to be one of the most romantic destinations in the world, but it is such for the right reasons. The city, also called? Venice of the East’ is mushiness overloaded and offers breathtaking views during the dusk and dawn from its Lake Palace, situated right between Lake Pichola.
7. UNDER THE SPARKLING QUEEN’S NECKLACE ALONG MARINE DRIVE
Marine Drive of Mumbai is one such place that brings a lot of emotions and dreams together, call it the beautiful view or the expanse of the sea or the lights that mutually add to the aura of the place. This landmark; a hot spot for love birds creates a visual kaleidoscope-like no other, being here would surely make your heart race.
8. RAISE A TOAST TO A LIFETIME OF LOVE AMIDST THE SULA VINEYARDS
Wine and good times go hand in hand. Sula vineyards tucked in a little corner of Nashik, are famous for wine tasting, and can be your ultimate private romantic destination – kayak in the still pool, cycle around the beautiful locales and while you are resting in that beautiful balcony of your private bungalow over a glass of fine wine, pop the question and rest assured, there are very bright chances of a happily ever after.
9. ROMANCE BOLLYWOOD ISHTYLE IN KHAJJIAR
Want to have your own version of Yash Raj Films’ kind of romance, without the need to go all the way to Swiss Alps? Khajjiar, a small place near Dalhousie bears a strong resemblance to the topography of Switzerland. With lush green grasslands, a quaint little lake and dense deodar forest around the grassland, you can’t but help to fall in love over and over again.
10. ROWDY RIDE TO KHARDUNG LA PASS
A proposal amongst unbelievable heights and snow clad mountains is a feat not for the faint-hearted. The only way to reach this pass is to ride your way through the highest motorable road in the world. So, if your special one likes the wind in her hair and prefers rough roads, then for this true blue adventure junkie this is going to be a long cherished dream come true.
In case we missed out on some romantic destination that made the moment magical for you, do mention it here.
Put words into your feelings in these unique destinations to make your special moment a lifetime memory, as they say, life is not counted by the number of breaths you take, but by the number of moments that take your breath away. Take her breath away!